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Ottawa first banned tiny flavoured cigarillos in 2009 because they were deemed to be marketed toward children. But the industry quickly adapted. The 2009 ban was against flavoured cigarillos that weighed up to 1.4 grams. Tobacco companies merely increas
exempt “premium” cigars costing more than 10 bucks apiece. That will allow the do-gooders among us to make it more expensive and far more difficult for the poor to enjoy a good cigar while the professional and political elites continue to puff away. It’s
The regulations would impose three new rules that the cigar industry views as particularly devastating. First, they would subject many new cigars to a pre-market review process, which the industry says is somewhat comparable to the process the agency us
The regs would exempt cigars designated as premium, but only if they carry an arbitrary price tag of at least 10 bucks. So a Park Avenue plutocrat will get his smoke without interference, but the working stiff Joe who wants to relax with his $3 stogie af
The federal government’s recent decisions concerning tobacco products, specifically cigars, underscore the need for vigilance and involvement on the part of convenience store operators, not just to maintain category sales, but to avoid regulatory issues.
“We know that premium cigars have health risks, they cause cancers they have cardiovascular implications and so on,” Gregg Haifley…“Why should a product that has known disease health consequences be exempt from a factual scientific warning label?”
“Our message to the FDA is that when it comes to regulating the cigar industry, fairness means flexibility,” said CAA President Craig Williamson. “We believe a one-size-fits-all approach to regulation will endanger jobs, consumer rights and America’s pro
LA Top Distributor knows that owning and/or operating a convenience store is no easy task; it’s absolutely crucial to be able to offer your customers what they want, when they want it. Cigars and cigarettes may be controversial, but they are must-have pro
The findings indicate that among U.S. adults who smoke cigars, 61.8% usually smoke cigarillos/MMCs, 19.9% usually smoke premium cigars, and the remainder, 18.4%, usually smoke LFCs. These data can help to inform public health interventions to reduce the b
The premium cigar industry would like to work with Congress and regulators on this issue. One constructive approach would be to define “premium cigar” in the Internal Revenue Code, which would distinguish between non-premium, “lighter” large cigars and p